NY Liberty center Jonquel Jones shooting a free throw
June 18, 2023; New York, NY, USA; The New York Liberty host the Phoenix Mercury. Mandatory Credit: Sophia Scheller - The Local W

Listen: Breaking Down the Liberty–Aces Dynamic On the ‘Gotta Get Up’ Podcast

The New York Liberty are bringing some hardware home after they took down the Aces in the Commissioner’s Final. These teams have led the way throughout the WNBA season and have more matchups coming up to prove who has the edge heading into the playoffs.

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On the latest episode of the ‘Gotta Get Up’ podcast, Erica Ayala, Misha Jones and I discussed:

  • How the Liberty were able to dominate the Aces in Brooklyn
  • The Liberty doubling up the Aces on the glass
  • Sabrina Ionescu using her size as an advantage against Kelsey Plum
  • Kiah Stokes being the spine of the Aces defense, according to Kelsey Plum: “We don’t compete for a championship this year without Kiah. We don’t. I don’t care how many All-Stars we have. You need a spine to connect everything else. You can have great arms and legs but without a spine, it’s not happening for you.”
  • How the Aces have been navigating the loss of Candace Parker
  • A’ja Wilson responding after her poor outing vs. the Liberty
  • Breanna Stewart continuing to play at an MVP level
  • Marine Johannes regaining her confidence
  • A’ja and Stewie being the two best players in the WNBA
  • Betnijah Laney’s impact on both sides of the ball
  • Kelsey Plum’s ability to break defenders down off the dribble and get to the basket
  • Jonquel Jones’s continued resurgence in the second half of the season
  • Some Washington Mystics talk!

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